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Winter 2016-2017 Calendar of Events

Fun for you and your family on and off the snow!

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See you on the slopes during the 2016-2017 season!

                                                                                       April Events
March Events
Friday, March 3
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, March 4
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

VARA Open Slalom - Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club is hosting a VARA (Vermont Alpine Racing Association) Slalom on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope. This will be for age groups U16 & older. Some of the best junior ski racers in Vermont will be here, along with college athletes from all over New England.

Sunday, March 5
Extreme Skiing Challenge - The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club hosts this fun event — an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers' Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style.

The Extreme Skiing Challenge is IFSA (18 yrs & under) and FWQ2* (19 yrs & older) sanctioned allowing Eastern skiers to garner ranking and seeding points in these competitive series. In addition, the Extreme Skiing Challenge is the 4th stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour. $45 entry fee (includes t-shirt) and $39 lift ticket available. The field will be capped at 120 competitors.

If taking on the headwall isn't your thing, why not come out to watch the action? As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna midstation, the best seats in the house for watching the excitement will be on the Madonna summit lift. Spectators also can view from a roped off area at the Red Fox Glades near the finish area at the base of the Madonna headwall, easily accessed from midstation.

USSA George Tormey Series Giant Slalom - Smugglers' Notch Ski Club is hosting a USSA Giant Slalom on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope. Smuggs has one of the best and most challenging Giant Slalom hills in New England. Vermont and other Regional racers U16 & older will be here for this fast race.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Friday, March 10
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Flyin' Ryan. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, March 11
Molly Fund Benefit Rail Jam - This special rail jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This is the fifth year at Smuggs for this event, and it promises to again be awesome - come out and have some fun and support this great cause! The good times include music, giveaways, and a raffle. Registration starts at 9:00 am at the Yurt in the parking lot 1, the Jam starts in the Zone Terrain Park at 11:00 am!

Sports Hub Radio — Join the ski team from the home of the Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, 98.5 The Sports Hub, for an après ski party at the Black Bear from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Goodtime Charlie and The Sports Hub staff will be playing trivia and fun contests! Enter the contests to win awesome Sports Hub prizes, including a pair of Celtics tickets! See you there!

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Flyin' Ryan. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Sunday, March 12
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Flyin' Ryan. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Friday, March 17
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Angry Orchard. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, March 18
Boston's Mix 104.1's New Health Tour Now - Boston's Mix 104.1's New Health Tour Now visits New England's best events and destinations to help consumers make healthy decisions all season long. Join Mix 104.1 at the Gazebo from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Enjoy great Mix music, healthy samples, great tips, free giveaways, and fun souvenirs. Join Mix 104.1's Erin O'Malley and Smuggs Goodtime Charlie from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the après ski party at the Black Bear for great prizes, contests, and music!

Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club — SNSC is hosting the annual George Tormey Challenge on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope. This U12 and U14 event is for the athletes who didn't qualify for state championships. These skiers want to keep the season going! Come see athletes ages 10 to 13 race Duel Giant Slalom on Saturday and Duel Panel Slalom on Sunday. The head-to-head runoff will earn the top 16 plenty of bragging rights!

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Angry Orchard. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Sunday, March 19
Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club — SNSC is hosting the annual George Tormey Challenge on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope. This U12 and U14 event is for the athletes who didn't qualify for state championships. These skiers want to keep the season going! Come see athletes ages 10 to 13 race Duel Giant Slalom on Saturday and Duel Panel Slalom on Sunday. The head-to-head runoff will earn the top 16 plenty of bragging rights!

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Angry Orchard. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Friday, March 24
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Fiddlehead. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, March 25
Maple Open House Weekend - This weekend is Vermont's official celebration of our state's maple sugaring heritage, when when sugarmakers across the state open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Fiddlehead. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Blast From the Past Race - The Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club invites skiers (21 & over) to bash gates and relive their glory days with a qualifying GS course beginning at 9:30 am (two runs; best run of two) followed by a pro-style dual SL course for the top 16 men and the top 8 women. The equipment doesn't have to be "old," just the racers. Hamburger/hot dog barbecue and beverages included in the entry fee of $35. Registration takes place from 7:30 am - 9:00 am; inspection from 8:15 am - 9:15 am. It's the 21st year of Blast from the Past - come celebrate!

Sunday, March 26
Maple Open House Weekend - This weekend is Vermont's official celebration of our state's maple sugaring heritage, when when sugarmakers across the state open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Fiddlehead. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Friday, March 31
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.
April Events
Saturday, April 1
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

22nd Annual BrewFest Part 2 - Sample the finest in craft beers and regional favorites, plus ciders! A DJ spins the tunes and the Resort's Mountain Grille puts on a tasty appetizer buffet, plus munchies and prizes. From 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door. $20 entry includes 8 samples and a souvenir sampling glass. 21 & older, please. BrewFest group lodging packages are available for groups of 20 or more; please call 800-521-0536.

Sunday, April 2
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Friday, April 7
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Bud Light. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, April 8
6th Annual Pond Skimming - Elvis, a gorilla, guys in bikinis — you'll see it all in the Zone Terrain Park during pond skimming! Registration for this free event starts at 10:00 am in the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge and the first skimmer launches toward the pond at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume. A "don't miss" for spectators!

2017 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things backcountry. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now they are bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through their Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers' Notch. Weekend activities feature alpine touring, avalanche training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis.

Chillin' & Grillin' Annual Tailgate Party - Blue skies, long sunny afternoons ... ahhhh, Spring! Chillin' & Grillin' brings together our mountain community in a celebratory summit of the parking lot parties that go on all season long in Parking Lot 1. Awards of cash and prizes to winners of the following categories:
   • Best Overall Tailgate(Food/Flair/Festive/Fun)
   • Best Original Recipe (Main dish/Side dish/Drink)
   • Best Smuggs-themed Tailgate

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Bud Light. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Bunco Night - Calling all Bunco fans! The Cambridge Rotary sponsors a Bunco Night at the Barn at Smugglers' Notch from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Enjoy a silent auction, prizes, raffle, and cash bar. $15 per person. Tickets are available for purchase at Jack F. Corse Inc., Cambridge Village Market, The Varnum Library, Susan Lassiter at The Union Bank, Anita Lotto or any Cambridge Area Rotarian. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Rotary Community causes. Tickets also can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets

Sunday, April 9
2017 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things backcountry. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now they are bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through their Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers' Notch. Weekend activities feature alpine touring, avalanche training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party - The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Bud Light. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin' Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, April 15
Easter Weekend Fun! - Don't miss out on a hopping good time! Join us for these fun activities for all ages!
   * Easter Arts and Crafts Party at 11:00 am at the Yurt by Courtside Pool
   * Eggtastic Scavenger Hunt at 1:00 pm at the FunZone 2.0
   * The Bunny Hop dance party at 6:00 pm in the Meeting House
   * Hop, the movie, on the big screen at 7:30 pm in the Meeting House
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